Chelsea’s activeness in the window still seem to be on in the window since the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their head-coach, who replaced Antonio Conte at the club.
The Premier League club have already secured the signing of Jorginho to address their situation at the midfield and new reports making rounds claim the club are set to agree another €72million.
As reported by London Evening Standard, the Blues will complete their second major signing of the summer by securing the services of Daniele Rugani from Juventus for a fee worth €50million. As far as the terms in Rugani’s deal to Chelsea are concerned, it is mentioned that the defender will agree a five year deal that will see him earn around €86,000-a-week (worth €22million).
Rugani is not only a solid option at the back, the defender is also productive in the offense. Last season, the Italian registered 22 appearances for Juve last season he was directly involved in four goals netting 2 goals and creating two assists.
Rugani would be a long-term option on likes of David Luiz and Gary Cahill. Luiz, despite injury sidelined, was out of favour under Antonio Conte last season and was only able to register 10 league appearances. Cahill, on the other hand, will turn 33 later this year and he is past his best. Despite making Gareth Southgate’s England’s World Cup team, the Englishman was a bench warmer and likes of Walker, Stones and Maguire started ahead of him.
Chelsea’s defense conceded 38 goals in the Premier League last season – second most poor performance from the top six after Arsenal who conceded 50 goals – and finished 5th in the table. The new head-coach will need to tighten things up at the defense and Rugani could be that perfect player to partner with Cesar Azpilicueta, Rudiger, and Marcos Alonso in a 4-3-3 lineup system under Sarri.